• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7200 advantages over Canon T7i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1110 vs 600 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 88 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.63x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon T7i advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Less expensive
    $799 vs $1737
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More cross-type AF points
    45 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    747g vs 1256g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    148 vs 56 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.0 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged, weather-sealed body; Great ergonomics and loads of controls; Accurate optical viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent burst speed; Swift autofocus; Generous buffer depths; Superb battery life

  • Mixes plastic and magnesium-alloy panels on exterior; LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled; Presents a steep learning curve; No focus peaking in live view; Video mode feels a bit of an afterthought; New Wi-Fi features are rough around the edges

  • Very good image quality; Improved dynamic range & high ISO quality over T6i; 45-point AF system; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Improved buffer depth.

  • Default JPEGs slightly soft straight out of camera; Dynamic range & high ISO still lags behind competitors; No 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7500

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon T7i
Nikon D7500
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Sony A77 II

Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Canon T7i
Sony A77 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T6s

Nikon D7200
Canon T6s
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7i
Canon T6s
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Top deck display

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7200
Canon 80D
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $1093
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7i
Canon 80D
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1093
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon D5600

Nikon D7200
Nikon D5600
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Top deck display
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7i
Nikon D5600
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
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